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 Occupational Therapy Assistant

Lisa Iffland
Program Director
The program highlights skills instruction in the classroom, enhanced by hands-on learning experiences in health and wellness settings. Emphasis is on development of real-life problem solving skills needed for the occupational therapy assistant to enhance meaningful occupations in the lives of people.  ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​                                                                                                                             

                                                                       

The program’s mission is to prepare competent and effective occupational therapy practitioners who value occupation as both a means and as an end to quality living for self and others through a sound educational experience that includes preparation in:                                                                                                                                                                      

  • The occupational therapy process
  • The impact of culture
  • Use of self as an agent of change
  • Ethical professional practice
  • Teaching and learning processes
  • Collaborating as a healthcare professional
  • Working in a variety of practice environments
  • Oral and written communication skills​
Click Here to V​iew the OTA Depar​tment's Student Learning​ Outcom​es​​​                                                                                                            

The Occupational Therapy Assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE​​​​​​​​​) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Blvd., Suite 200, No. Bethesda, MD 20852-4929.  ACOTE’s telephone number, is 301-652-AOTA.                                                                   

Annual criminal background checks are required by the program.  Facilities that serve children and older adults in particular will not allow anyo​ne with a felony conviction or misdemeanor, regardless of the charge, to perform fieldwork at their site.  Therefore, a student with any type of felony or misdemeanor would not be eligible to complete the program since fieldwork is required as an accreditation standard.         ​                                                                                                                   

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (A​COTE) webpage: acoteonline.org                                                    
                                                               
                                                              
At its August 2019 meeting, ACOTE reviewed Wright College's progress report and reaffirmed the program's full accreditation status. The program's next self-study report will be due in 2023 and the next on-site evaluation will be scheduled within academic year 2023/2024.​​​
 
                                                                     

Program Outcomes.                                                                                                                          

​​​​Graduation Year Students Entering/Graduating​ ​Graduation Rate​
​2019 ​25/23 ​92%
​2020 ​24/23 ​96%​
​2021 24/24​ ​96%
​Total​ ​73/69 ​95%
                                                                                   
The total number of graduates from the Wright College Occupational Therapy Assistant program during the 3 year period of 2019-2021 was 69, with an overall graduation rate of 95%.       ​​​  ​​​​​​​​​                                                                    
                                                              
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Phone: 
(773) 481-8875
Fax: 
(773) 481-8892
4300 N. Narragansett Ave.
L281
Chicago , IL 60634-1591
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Monday - Friday
8:00am - 3:30pm

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